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Umbilical Dermoid Cyst: A Rare Case

Umbilical Dermoid Cyst: A Rare Case

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Clinic of General Surgery, Hakkari State Hospital, Hakkari, Turkey

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Department of Pathology, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of General Surgery, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Cerrahpasa Med J 2020; 44: 51-53
DOI: 10.5152/cjm.2020.19016
Read: 84 Downloads: 25 Published: 24 March 2020

Dermoid cysts, a majority of which arise from the ovaries and testicles, can occur in any part of the body in which embryonic elements fuse together. The epithelial-lined cystic cavity of dermoid cysts encloses skin appendages such as hair, hair follicles, sebaceous, and sweat glands. In the literature, very few studies have reported umbilicus-located dermoid cysts. Dermoid cysts generally present as painless slow-growing well-circumscribed lesions. A standard treatment for dermoid cysts, whose definitive diagnosis can be made through histopathological examinations, is surgical excision of the lesion. This study reports a rare case of an umbilicus-located dermoid cyst detected through ultrasound, wherein a dermoid cyst was diagnosed in histopathological evaluation after surgical excision.

Cite this article as: Akıncı O, Türker C, Ertürk MS, Yüceyar NS. Umbilical Dermoid Cyst: A Rare Case. Cerrahpasa Med J 2020; 44(1): 51-53.

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